Hello folks. I am new to laser engraving and recently purchased an Atomstack A5 pro. After some trial and error I was able to get it recognized on my Macbook pro (Big Sur).
Before I turn on the atomstack I move the laser to the ‘home’ position in the bottom left corner. (Is this incorrect location for the atomstack ‘home’ position?)
I start LIghtburn.
On the ‘move’ tab I select ‘Set Origin’ and ‘Set Finish Position’, because this is the origin of the print and where I want it to return when it completes.
I see the red target appear in the bottom left of the work area window, this is where it should be. When I manually move the laser it moves in the correct directions. With an image file placed in the center of the work area, with a green square associated with it, I hit ‘start’ and the laser moves in the opposite direction …right into the rails.
I have it set to start from ‘User origin’, not sure if this is the best setting for me. Both ‘Home’ and ‘Go To Origin’ never work. From owning many 3d printers I hypothesize that this is because there are no limit switches to communicate where the laser is precisely located upon start.
Second…Are there any limit switch installation tutorials out there for the atomstack a5 pro (I googled and didnt find anything)
I read somewhere else to move the laser to the desired start position then run:
G92 X0 Y0
but I could be completely incorrect. Please help.